Supported tags and respective
THESE IMAGES ARE VERY EXPERIMENTAL; THEY ARE PROVIDED ON A BEST-EFFORT BASIS WHILE docker-library/official-images#2289 IS STILL IN-PROGRESS (which is the first step towards proper multiarch images)
PLEASE DO NOT USE THEM FOR IMPORTANT THINGS
This image is built from the source of the official image of the same name (
rakudo-star). Please see that image's description for links to the relevant
If you are curious about specifically how this image differs, see the Jenkins Groovy DSL scripts in the
tianon/jenkins-groovy GitHub repository, which are responsible for creating the Jenkins jobs which build them.
Where to file issues:
the Perl 6 Community
Supported Docker versions:
the latest release (down to 1.6 on a best-effort basis)
What is Rakudo Star?
Rakudo Star is a Perl 6 distribution designed for use by early adopters of the language. It includes a virtual machine (the JVM or MoarVM), the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, and a suite of modules that users may find useful. This image includes the MoarVM backend for the compiler.
Project homepage: http://rakudo.org
GitHub repository: https://github.com/rakudo/star
The Dockerfile responsible: http://github.com/perl6/docker/tree/master/Dockerfile
Perl 6 Language Specification: http://design.perl6.org/
Perl 6 Language Documentation: http://doc.perl6.org/
How to use this image
Simply running a container with the image will launch a Perl 6 REPL:
$ docker run -it rakudo-star > say 'Hello, Perl!' Hello, Perl!
You can also provide perl6 command line switches to
$ docker run -it rakudo-star -e 'say "Hello!"'
Many Perl 6 developers are present on #perl6 on Freenode.
Issues for Rakudo are tracked in RT: https://rt.perl.org/
View license information for the software contained in this image.